Resource and Relationship Partner

The Stryker Johnston Foundation (SJF) is a private family foundation based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We partner with organizations and initiatives working to strengthen and build thriving, equitable communities. We envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to live a safe, healthy, productive and fulfilling life. Currently, we invest in and collaborate with organizations and initiatives working towards the elimination of intergenerational poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. We strive to ground our work in a trust-based philanthropy model, which is a transparent, relationship-centered approach that prioritizes trust and ongoing partnership. Together with our partners, we are working to disrupt the cycle of poverty in Kalamazoo County and use our positional power, privilege and resources to support, champion, and amplify the work of changemakers across our community. Please visit our website at to learn more about our funding priorities and grantmaking program.


The Stryker Johnston Foundation (SJF) seeks to hire a full-time Resource and Relationship Partner to join our small, close-knit, nimble team. The Resource and Relationship Partner will work closely with the SJF team to implement SJF’s grantmaking program and monitor its grant portfolio. They will work to ensure the grantmaking process is equitable, effective, and aligns with the foundation’s mission, vision, funding priorities, and guiding principles. This individual will support grantseeking organizations through the grant application process, review and evaluate proposals, develop funding recommendations and rationales, develop/maintain relationships with grant partners, and conduct end-of-grant reflections. They will seek to remove barriers and open up access and opportunities for grant partners, and support grant partners to increase their influence, resources, and assets. They will also solicit and utilize feedback from grant partners to improve foundation processes, refine grantmaking priorities, and support continuous organizational learning and reflection. 


Compensation: Competitive salary (commensurate with qualifications and experience) and benefits package, including a 401k plan, health and dental insurance, wellness program, paid time off, and annual professional development opportunities. Base Salary range: $65,000-$80,000


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We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applicants with diverse identities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. Please email a resume and cover letter highlighting your experience and interest relevant to the position to [email protected] with the subject line “Resource and Relationship Partner.” Applications will be accepted until May 20, 2022.

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